Quilt Patch, Maya Sanbar

Quilt Patch, Maya Sanbar
World’s End Place, Kings Road

Zone 8 - Old Chelsea + World's End

World's End Place, London SW10 0HE, UK




June 18 - August 30


In collaboration with the Chelsea Theatre and World’s End Estate, QUILT PATCH by Maya Sanbar is an installation made of recycled fabrics celebrating human expressions of happiness.

Taking the form of stories quilted onto flags, it hangs from the theatre’s exterior and surrounds the piazza from June to August 2022.

Made collaboratively in cross-generational sewing and storytelling workshops, this artwork is a reminder of the creativity, shared wisdom, unique identities, and resonant voices of the participating communities based on the theme “What Does Happiness Mean to You?”. From a bar of chocolate to holding hands, stories of joy are incorporated into individual quilt blocks that are used to create the flags and make up the installation. Together, these expressions of happiness remind us of the things that bring us joy, specific to individual identities and lived experiences.

Artist: Maya Sanbar
Technical Lead & Sewing: Anita O’Brien
Project Manager: Christina Shoucair
Community Outreach & Sewing: Barbara Ofori-Boateng
Chelsea Theatre Project Manager: Pem Tshering

The Muse Gallery & Studio, with thanks for funding from RBCK City Living Local Life (CLLL).